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What is living history and reenacting and what do you do?

Reenacting is a form of reliving and studying history of certain time period that our former ancestors had to live through. Many people come from all walks of life to join in on recreating that time era and battle. At a reenactment battle, a scenario is made up from a certain historical battle (i.e. North Africa, Normandy, Russian front, Italy) and each side fights against each other to achieve certain objectives predetermined in the scenario. Each participant is dressed in authentic uniforms and gear that each event calls for, and blanks are used in authentic and reproduction weapons to simulate battlefield fire.


Historical accuracy and safety are indeed the most important aspects of modern reenacting. The majority of today's participants have a devout interest in the historical periods which they portray, and they work hard to recreate soldiers of yesterday as realistically as possible. To re-create these soldiers correctly requires diligence and a lot of research. Safety is especially vital since various pyrotechnic devices are used to simulate the weapons of an actual battle, the movement of vehicles and terrain.

So, if you have ever wondered about the lives of the soldiers of the Second World War, come out and see a reenactment or living history event for yourself. And if you have a genuine interest in entering this hobby yourself or are a veteran with knowledge to share, we would like to talk to you!


How do I know I am “shot?”

Being shot is based on the honor system. If one witnesses a flash in their general direction, it is most likely at you, therefore you “take the hit” i.e. play dead.  Taking your helmet off indicates you are playing dead.  Taking cover behind trees, rocks, mounds, etc. is beneficial in not getting hit, so keeping up combat awareness is always must. There are bylaws in the CHG manual that determine ranges on each weapon, which can be found on the main CHG site.  


Do vehicles participate in the battles as well?

Answers:

Yes, several individuals have took the time and money to purchase and maintain WWII era vehicles to make the battles that much better.  Allies and Axis forces have soft cover, renaissance, transport vehicles and tanks as well as cannons and mortars.  The majority of these vehicles show up to that the  armor events.